The 53 Mile Itch

Last Thursday I met some friends to ride for 3:30 hours.  We started at 6:00 a.m. and It was a glorious ride. I spent most of the ride in my small ring on the front and keeping my cadence close to 90 rpms. The theory is that this will give my legs a bit of a rest as I...

Crossing the Border

A few weeks ago, Leland said he wanted to plan a trip to visit his mother in her country house in the Catskills. “Great”, I thought, “I’ll bike part way there and he can pick me up.” I had hoped that at some point I could find a destination to ride to directly versus...

There’s Always a Silver Lining

After my long solo 80-mile bike ride, I ran an hour the next day and then on day three, rode 50 miles home from Lakeville, CT in a mix of sun and rain. I was just under 4 miles from home and I was thinking about how proud I was of all that I had accomplished. I was so...

One Day at a Time

As I’ve disclosed early on, I’ve been working with a coach during these last six months.  It’s been an amazing experience.  I’ve learned so much about training, fueling, hydration, the psychological aspect of an endurance event like this as...

The Finish Line is in Sight

As I look back on this morning’s workout, I am smiling.  I know that sounds crazy, but today I realized that I really think I can pull this off. For some insane reason I woke up at 4:30 am today.  There was no alarm.  There was no need for me to be awake. I just...